Top 3 Things to Do in Portland

 

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If your going to be moving to Portland here are some of our favorite things to do in this spectacular city!

Tom McCall Waterfront Park

This mile-long park — named for a former Oregonian governor — stretches along the Willamette River in Downtown Portland, with breathtaking views of the city’s skyline. And because of its location, the Tom McCall Waterfront Park hosts many of Portland’s special events, including the ever-popular Oregon Brewers Festival and the rowdy Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. It’s also the perfect spot for a picnic or an afternoon stroll.

Washington Park

Home to notable landscaping feats as the Japanese Garden and the International Rose Test Garden, as well as a number of family-friendly attractions like the Oregon Zoo and the Portland Children’s Museum, this great, green space offers enough activities to easily fill a day. Just make sure you save plenty of time so you can stroll down one of the many shady paths, which are often decorated with flower displays and fountains.

Portland Saturday Market

If you’re into exotic foods or are in search of a unique souvenir, the Portland Saturday Market — the largest open-air craft market in North America — is the place to look.  You will come across several hundred local craftsmen set up shop in the historic Old Town District. You can checkout out their art, clothing, toys and pet supplies manufactured from every material imaginable. After you’ve had your fill of shopping, satisfy your appetite at one of the many food booths, which serve everything from Nepalese to Polish cuisine.

 

 

Fourth of July Weekend Events Near Your Portland Apartment

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It’s time to celebrate the birth of America and Portland has got you covered! Check out some of these events happening Fourth of July weekend and experience all Portland has to offer!


Blues Festival
Grab your friends and family and make your way down to the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival July 2-5 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. This festival has it all: four stages, 100 acts, five cruises, two after-hour parties, dance competitions, and Fourth of July fireworks. Best of all, proceeds go to the Oregon Food Bank. Cost: Minimum $10 Donation. Four-Day Passes Available.


Oaks Park
If you’re looking for a family-friendly event, then head out to Oaks Park on July 4th for the Pepsi Alcohol-Free Fireworks Spectacular. Come early and spend the day enjoying the rides and coasters or take it easy with mini golf or roller skating. The park will extend its regular hours staying open from 10 am – midnight. After a fun day at the park, spend the evening watching the spectacular fireworks show. Cost: $5 or Less Depending on Age.

Show the Dad in Your Life How Much He Means With These Unique Gift Ideas

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Whether you’re looking to get the perfect gift for your dad, your husband, your grandfather, or any special man in your life, we’ve got some meaningful gift ideas that are sure to let him know how much you care.

DIY Dishware: All you need are oil-based Sharpie paint markers and white ceramic dishware. Decorate the dishware with a nice message or your favorite thing he always says. Once it’s dry, bake it for 30 minutes at 350º, let it cool off, then hand-wash it and you’re done! Turn it into a fun craft for the kids and get creative!

His Favorite Meal: Nothing says “I love you” like cooking up his favorite meal or dessert. Better yet, surprise him by treating him to breakfast in bed!

Framed Portrait: That time you went fishing together? Took a picture with all of the grandkids? Make a memory last forever by framing a picture of the people who matter most in his life.

Try Something New This Father’s Day Near Your Portland Apartment

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One of the wonderful things about living in Portland is that there is always something to do! So why not try something new this Father’s Day? Mix it up this year and treat your dad to one of these awesome events happening Father’s Day Weekend.


Shakespeare Play
Treat Dad on Saturday, June 20, to see Macbeth performed by The Portland Actors Ensemble in Portland’s historic Lone Fir Cemetery at 7 pm. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic supplies and make it a memorable day for the entire family! Cost: Free.

 

Walking Tour Of Portland’s Past
Take Dad to Shanghaiers, Saloons & Skullduggery! Join historian Doug Kenck-Crispin June 21 at 4 pm as he shows you some famous saloons, bars and bordellos, card rooms, and gambling dens. Meet at Thirsty Lion Pub and let your dad enjoy seeing some of the most historic places in Portland. Cost: $15. Must be 21 or older.

 

Father’s Day Brunch Cruise
Don’t know what to do for the dad who has everything? Make it a day he won’t forget by treating him to amazing views and a delicious buffet with Portland Spirit’s Father’s Day Cruises! Bring family and friends and spend quality time enjoying scenic views of Portland. Brunch pricing: $58 for Adults, $29 for Children Ages 4-12.

Introducing the Union Apartments

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We are so excited for our newest luxury apartment community, The Union Apartments. Located in Northeast Portland, this brand new, 6- story community features a variety of floor plans you can choose from. Whether you need a studio, 1 or 2 bedroom homes, we have it here!

As a resident you will love the amenities The Union Apartment has to offer! You will have a clubhouse with a kitchen for entertaining, a fitness center, courtyard and much more! The community also offers a washing station for your furry friends and even a Starbucks on site!

Aside from all the amenities, it’s all about location! The Union is located in, up-and-coming Lloyd District, which means endless transit options, new restaurants and boutiques!

The Union will be open Summer/Fall 2015. Stop by our pre-leasing office to take learn more about The Union Apartments. Our temporary leasing office is located at 1020 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97232. Call or drop by the leasing office today!

 

The Best Happy Hour Hot Spots near Your Portland Apartment

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Happy hour is a great time to meet up with friends or co-workers and take advantage of food and drink specials. Checkout out these happy hour hot spots near your Portland apartment.

 

THE BENT BRICK

1639 N.W. Marshall St.503-688-1655

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The Menu: Northwest Tavern

Signature drink: The $5 cocktails or pours of house wine.

Happy hour: 5-6 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 5-9 p.m., Sunday

 

DEPARTURE

525 S.W. Morrison St.
503-802-5370
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The Menu: Asian Flavors

Signature drink: The Crazy 88. The spicy-fruity mix of Thai chile-infused vodka, mango puree and orange juice is the longest-running drink on the menu.

Happy hour: 4-6 p.m. daily, 10 p.m.-midnight Sunday-Thursday, 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday.

 

BAR MINGO

811 N.W. 21st Ave.

503-445-4646
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The Menu: Italian 

Signature drink: Large pours of $6 wine are de rigueur.

Happy hour: 4-6 p.m., daily.